“Life is a constant challenge. It’s full of unexpected detours that no one but you can navigate.” said Sheryl Crow. Dolly Parton wrote, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Life’s beautiful journey is sometimes interrupted by unexpected happenings that challenge the very core of our happiness, plans and dreams. We are tested, seemingly, to our limit by the pain, disruption and impact they may bring. Rationally and emotionally we struggle for balance to find a solution. Yet, may we pause for a moment and reflect on what we have already learned from our life’s journey.
Throughout our life, we have experienced similar challenges, perhaps not of the same magnitude or content, yet alike in their impact. Having lived through them, we think of how we approached them, what we learned and how we navigated them. Among the evidence, we will find answers to how we will successfully address new happenings. We will see confirmations of who we are: values-driven, resilient, passionate, compassionate, purposeful, caring, deliberate, ceaseless (among others). We will rediscover that we have what it takes to, once again, get us through another of life’s unexpected happenings.
Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I learned this… that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” May the wise counsel of Winnie the Pooh inspire you during challenging times, “You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.” Assuredly, you will find your rainbow. Your best is yet to come!
Have a beautiful day, a happy first full day of Spring and a magnificent week!!!